Full casting has been announced for the spring 2017 Broadway transfer of the London musical Groundhog Day, based on the Bill Murray film comedy of the same title.
Joining the previously announced Andy Karl and Barret Doss will be Rebecca Faulkenberry (Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark, Rock of Ages), John Sanders (Matilda, Peter and the Starcatcher), Andrew Call (Found, American Idiot), Raymond J. Lee (Honeymoon in Vegas, Anything Goes), Heather Ayers (Young Frankenstein, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever), Kevin Bernard (Billy Elliot, Curtains), Gerard Canonico (Spring Awakening, American Idiot), Rheaume Crenshaw (Amazing Grace, Alternating Currents), Michael Fatica (She Loves Me, Newsies), Katy Geraghty (Shrek, A Christmas Carol regionally), Camden Gonzales (Matilda The Musical Toronto/national tour), Jordan Grubb (Mary Poppins national tour), Taylor Iman Jones (American Idiot national tour), Tari Kelly (Something Rotten!, Anything Goes), Josh Lamon (Finding Neverland, Hair), Joseph Medeiros (Matilda, Doctor Zhivago, Wicked), Sean Montgomery (Matilda The Musical, White Christmas national tour), William Parry (Sunday in the Park with George, Passion), Jenna Rubaii (national tours of American Idiot and Saturday Night Fever), Vishal Vaidya (1776 at Encores!), Travis Waldschmidt (Matilda The Musical, Wicked), and Natalie Wisdom (Billy Elliot, Matilda The Musical national tour).
Previews begin March 16, 2017, at the August Wilson Theatre, which is scheduled to become vacant when the long-running Jersey Boys closes there January 15, 2017. Groundhog Day will officially open April 17, 2017, in time to be eligible for the 2017 Tony Awards.
Karl—who was last seen on Broadway in On the Twentieth Century, for which he was Tony nominated, and previously played the title role in Rocky—will recreate his London performance as Phil Connors, a cynical Pittsburgh TV weatherman who is sent to cover the Groundhog Day event in the small town of Punxsutawney, PA, where he finds himself caught in a time loop, forced to repeat the same day again and again… and again. Until he gets it right.
Tickets can be ordered through Ticketmaster.com or by calling (800) 745-3000. The August Wilson Theatre box office will open for Groundhog Day sales January 26.
Originally announced for a January 17, 2017, opening on Broadway, the $16.5 million Groundhog Day, from Matilda composer Tim Minchin, is being produced on Broadway by Matthew Warchus and André Ptaszynski for Whistle Pig, along with Columbia Live Stage and The Dodgers, with Michael Watt,
(Updated December 13, 2016)